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Chagall A&I

byMonica Bohm-duchen

Paperback | July 8, 1998

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One of the best-loved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is paradoxically one of the least understood. Although his colourful images of flying cows and floating lovers may seem naive, and he promoted a view of himself as an intuitive genius, he was in fact a complex and sophisticated individual. In this book, Monica Bohm-Duchen places the artist firmly in his social, religious and cultural context, examining his prodigious output not only in painting but also in book illustration, theatre design, stained glass and poetry. She follows Chagall from his Russian-Jewish childhood, through his encounter with the Parisian avant-garde in the period prior to World War I and his activities in revolutionary Russia, to his later years in America and the South of France, where he died at the age of ninety-seven. The first survey of Chagall's work to take full advantage of new material available to the West since glasnost, the book encourages a critical reappraisal of all phases of the artist's long career.
Title:Chagall A&IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.38 × 0.88 inPublished:July 8, 1998Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714831603

ISBN - 13:9780714831602

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Monica Bohm-Duchen examines the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists in Chagall. The artist was prodigious in his work, leaving a wealth of pieces in a variety of media -- painting, poetry, theatre design, stained-glass work. The author analyzes the cultural and religious influences of the artist’s work, revealing him to be an exceptionally astute and thoughtful man.